What Influences Access to Healthcare? Cost!

In last week’s blog I talked about ROI (Return on Investment). Health outcomes (mortality, morbidity-how sick you are, life expectancy, healthcare status, functional limitations, etc.) are strongly impacted by your access to healthcare. And what influences ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE?  Healthcare expenditures. COST!

access-to-healthcare chart

And WOMEN HEALTHCARE CONSUMERS are impacted more often by cost than their MALE counterparts.

The primary driver of COST is VARIABILITY. There’s the FIRST PARTY— the provider — who provides the service. They each have their own master list of charges for different services, and these charge lists are different from provider to provider.

healthcare variability in cost - physician fees
healthcare variability in cost - pharmacy
healthcare variability in cost - devices
healthcare variability in cost - procedures
By | 2019-02-19T12:06:45+00:00 February 19th, 2019|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: |0 Comments

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